Eliška Soukupová

Contact
Discipline
  • Host
  • Stand-up comedian
  • Dancer
  • Dubbing artist
  • Contemporary circus performer
  • Actor/Actress
  • Radio and audio works
Skills
  • Acrobatics
  • Audiobook reading
  • Driver's licence
  • Equitation
  • ice skating
  • pingpong
  • Recitation
  • rollerskating
  • skateboarding
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • Tap-dance
Languages
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • English
  • French
Completed acting education
  • The Prague Conservatoire
Biography

First, I started to dance. From gymnastics and tap dancing, I took the journey to street dance and contemporary dance theatre. After I finished at the Prague acting conservatoire, I became a freelancer in performing arts. I express myself through words, body and creativity itself. I combine acting with dance, while creating as an author or as an interpreter. My primary focus is on live performances – theatre, site-specific projects, crossover genre pieces, hosting, shows, but these days I find myself once again in the film industry and audio work.

I host live events (opening ceremonies, lectures, drag queen shows, cabarets, NGO events…) I work as a presenter and journalist at Czech National radio, radio Wave, I’m co-presenter of the podcast CHCI TO and creative producer of the Anna Entertainment company, which celebrates the stories of funny, powerful and unique women.  

As a choreographer and dancer, I have been part of many projects (film, theatre, fashion show, dance competitions, music shows).  

I just love to learn and discover new dance techniques and genres. I also teach or join dance events and workshops all over the world (NYC, San Francisco, L.A., Mumbai, Paris, Milan, London…). I share my dance experience on a regular basis at workshops or events which I create and organise to cultivate the Czech and World dance scene and community. I’m a member of I.H.O.W. Czech – worldwide dance crew, founded by Tyrone Proctor, who was the original pioneer of the 70s disco era dance style WaackingI’m also one of the founding members of House Of Nora – the first ever Czech-Slovak  waacking house.

In the world of contemporary dance and physical theatre, I’ve been blessed to work with such an amazing artists as: Carli Jefferson, Jan Kodet, Barbora Látalová, Zdenka Brungot Svíteková, Philippe Greaudeau, Eva Urbanová, Nicoletta Cabassi and ,together with Václav Kuneš (420PEOPLE), I was supervising choreographer for Kamila Mottlová’s dance/stand-up piece “Hikikomori”.

 I was the choreographer for Šimon Holý’s dance film, Mirrors in the dark, where I also act and dance as supporting female character, Erika. This movie premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021 and then went to cinemas all around the Czech Republic.